Bruce C. Allen Art and Music Scholarship Fund - Recipients

Bruce C. Allen Art and Music Scholarship Fund


Daniel David Colburn

Daniel David Colburn started playing the alto saxophone at age 10. Although not a high priority in elementary school, saxophone and music became a major aspect of Dan's life during Junior High and High School. Besides playing high school concert band, Dan has played in numerous other school ensembles including jazz band, pep band, and various chamber ensembles.

Outside of High School, Dan has played in and put together numerous other bands and ensembles. In his junior and senior years, he was a part of the Minnesota All State Jazz Ensemble and the Minnesota Youth Jazz Bands' top ensemble. He has also put together a funk band, "The New Testament", a jazz combo, "Play It Like You Mean It," as well as playing with the twin cities rock band, "Ruben". Dan also plays and sits in with community ensembles, including the "River City Jazz Orchestra" and the "St. Croix Jazz Orchestra".

Some notable venues that Dan has played at, locally and internationally, include "The Artist's Quarter", "The Fitzgerald Theater", "The Monteux Jazz Festival", and Luxembourg Gardens in Paris. .

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